We first floated a beta of the new design last year. The most important distinction in this design is that this version is the first that included dynamic components on the page. This doesn't matter much to the end user in that what they should care about is what is rendered, now how.
What is important however, is that with this ability to dynamic rendering, we set ourselves up to morph the content to suit those users that are logged in while at developerWorks.
It's that whole Jerry Mcguire thing. Help me help you.
So, given that the primary focus of the content template this year is personalization, we would like to see what kinds of features or recommendations you would like to see on an article or tutorial.
Here are some examples of things we are doing that we would like to expand on:
- Provide more ways for users to show they like/dislike things in an article or tutorial. Currently we have ratings enabled and comments. Are there other ways you'd like to talk back right at the article or tutorial?
- Recommend similar content based on what you are reading.
- Recommend related community elements, such as forums and wikis
- Show you other dW users who are interested in what you are reading about
If you create a profile on My developerWorks, would you like to see recommendations at the article level based on interests you have entered?
What other ways would you like the article or tutorial morph to you and your personal interests when you are reading content on developerWorks?
Let us know. We are listening.